OCT. 21 -- Chicken N' Biscuit Dinner (see ad below).
(1) OCT. 23 -- BAZAAR--10am to 2 pm (see ad below).
(2) OCT. 30 -- Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner (see ad below)
NOV. 8 & 9 7PM -- THE ROTARY SHOW, "Haunted House" will take place at the Perry Central High School for a donation of $10.
DONATIONS FOR 2021 THANKSGIVING MEALS are due in to Asbury Retreat Center no later than Nov. 19th. See the complete article below.
DEC. 13 AT 7PM - PERRY COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT -- Monday, December 13, 2021 at 7:00 PM Perry First United Methodist Church, 35 Covington in Perry, NY.
EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONDERS need your 4-digit cottage number when reporting an emergency and need to find that 4-digit number posted on your cottage in order to provide emergency service. Are you prepared for an emergency? (SLI Residents needing help, may contact the Communications Committee through the SLI office.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

19 October 2021:
A mid-October afternoon reveals the well-past Summer in spite of the relatively mild conditions

Time: 3:56 pm; Temperature: 64; Sky: Sunny; Precipitation: 2%.
Tonight: Low 56 with clear skies, 2% chance of precipitation.
Wednesday: High: 67, Low: 53; Sky: Sun and Clouds. No presip.
Tuesday 60° at 12:39 pm:
Teen finally jailed after repeated car theft; Wyoming, Livingston, Genesee

A Caledonia teenager was arraigned in Wyoming County Court Thursday on a four-count indictment for allegedly stealing a car in July, one of numerous car thefts across a three-county area during the summer..

The arraignment came four days after Joshua J. Sumeriski, 18, allegedly stole yet another car, this one from a residence in Caledonia. Sumeriski entered a not guilty plea Thursday to two counts of grand larceny and two counts of criminal possession of stolen property. Judge Michael Mohun committed him to Wyoming County Jail.

Sumeriski had been free, despite numerous charges against him for a string of car thefts, with judges citing the state’s bail reform laws as a reason for his freedom. Sumeriski was first charged on Sept. 13 in connection with thefts in Livingston, Genesee and Wyoming counties.

He is accused of stealing a car from a business in Caledonia June 15, from a business in Batavia July 10, from a residence in York on July 11 and from a residence in Castile July 21. The cars were recovered in Cattaraugus County, York, Batavia and Geneseo. Sumeriski was determined to be eligible for release on his own recognizance after his arrest.

On Oct. 7, police say, he stole a car from a driveway on LeRoy-Caledonia Road. He was arrested three days later and charged in Livingston County with third-degree grand larceny four counts of fourth-degree grand larceny because the car contained credit and gift cards, third-degree grand larceny and one count of petit larceny.

The car was located in Geneseo.
It's Maple Weather Time in Wyoming:
Brisk Weather, Indoor Setting Draws Crowd to Maple vendors' show

Mallorie Diefenbach, Daily News -- Deb Johnson, owner of High In Fiber in LeRoy, and her granddaughter, McKenna Coniber, 16, also of LeRoy, selling their wares.

Despite the cool and rainy weather, people came down to Wyoming for the annual Sweet Time Maple Vendor Show. “It started as small business Saturday in November,” said Nicole White, owner of Sweet Time Maple.

When COVID hit in 2020, the show took place outside and White said there was more space. People felt safer being outside. This year, the intention was also to hold it outside. However, with the rain, it became an indoor event.

White said fortunately or unfortunately, there was a small number of vendors, so everyone fit inside and stayed dry. The vendors come from not only Wyoming County, but Genesee, Erie and Monroe counties.

“We’re trying to promote local shopping,” White said. “A lot of it is homemade stuff.” In addition to Sweet Time Maple, there were nine vendors and a food truck.

Deb Johnson, owner of High In Fiber in Le Roy, and her granddaughter, McKenna Coniber, 16, also of Le Roy, were a couple of those vendors. Johnson was selling items made from alpaca wool, while Coniber was selling glasses on which she had etched designs and wooden plaques with words written on them with twain.

Johnson had been selling at the Sweet Time Maple Vendor Show since it started five years ago. She’s had repeat customers over the years who come down just to buy her wares. The most popular items which are sold are the socks, hats and mittens.

“The cooler it is, the better our sales are,” she laughed.

Johnson said alpaca fur is better than wool due to how it is on a microscopic level. Wool has little barbs on its hairs, which is why it’s itchy. Alpaca wool is hollow and doesn’t have those little barbs. It’s also hypoallergenic and water resistant.

Coniber, who aims to build her own house someday, said she was selling her pieces as a side business and aiming to become more familiar with the tools. She said she wishes she brought a wooden Bills flower she had made, noting they tended to tell out quickly.

Linda Maizellaro, of Wyoming, had come to the Sweet Time Maple Vendor Show for the first time this year. She lives nearby and heard about it from a friend.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Special from The New York Times:
Colin Powell, Who Shaped U.S. National Security, Dies at 84

By Eric Schmitt Oct. 18, 2021 Updated 2:10 p.m. ET

Colin L. Powell, who in four decades of public life served as the nation’s top soldier, diplomat and national security adviser, and whose speech at the United Nations in 2003 helped pave the way for the United States to go to war in Iraq, died on Monday. He was 84.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

'Monday, Monday...' A New 'Work' Week Begins:
Silver Lake Forecast, Week 10-17-21 
Chilly Sunday and Monday; Somewhat Warmer Tuesday
Beautiful Lakehouse With Underground Tunnel Breaks
Record With Sale In Central NY

A very prominent local owner has sold this incredible home. The pictures inside of this Skaneateles home will take your breath away, as will the final sale price. It isn't every day that a home like this will hit the market. With the amount of extravagance this house offers, it also isn't hard to see why someone would want to be the owner. This home is one that is not just what dreams are made of, it actually is more. Sitting right on Skaneateles Lake, and having 11 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, along with over 10,000 square feet, it sold for $13.1 million dollars.

Take this little piece of information in, if mortgaged at that price, your monthly payment would be a whopping $80k per month. That's way more than the average person makes in a year's time. So, there is a major $13.1 million dollar question, who bought it? The neighbor of the property actually purchased the home, his name is Adam Weitsman according to Syracuse.com.

Weitsman is a very prominent name in Central New York, working in the field of scrap metal. Another prominent name is the former owner of the luxurious property. That man is Bruce Kenan, who is a partner with Destiny USA. How about the record this gigantic home broke? That would be for the highest sale price of a residential estate in Onondaga history at $13.1 million dollars. If you go back a decade, it actually is the highest sale in Upstate New York too. Keep scrolling down, it's quite easy to fall in love with this house. Maybe the price tag was scary, but everyone can dream, right?

Saturday, October 16, 2021


Perry seniors lead Yellowjackets
past Hornell

Perry seniors celebrated their big night with the sweep over visiting Hornell Thursday and improve to 8-6 overall on the season. Perry defeated Hornell by scores of 25-20, 25-20, and 27-25. “We had strong performances from all six senior players in the first set that helped us to the win,” Perry head coach Karin Rice said.

Senior captain Lea White recorded 7 service points with 7 dogs, 3 kills and 2 aces while classmate Hailey Evans handed out 4 kills, 3 aces, and 1 block to lead Perry. Evans also served the gaming winning ace in the final set to close out the victory.

For Hornell, Liza Flaitz and 3 aces while Cameran Amphlett had 2 blocks and 1 kill.

Congratulations to the Perry seniors including Lydia Conaway, Leah Fisher, Madison Davy, Hailey Evans, Lea White and Jayden McClurg. Perry plays Saturday at Keshequa.

Friday, October 15, 2021

A community’s Tribute:
Warsaw remembers Stephen Baker, teacher, coach, son, husband, father

Brian Quinn/Daily News Photo & Story.
The Rev. Ryan Rovito leads the family of Stephen Baker to Thursday's memorial on the soccer field of the Village Park in Warsaw. Stephen Baker was a popular teacher, coach, and community supporter was killed in a car crash in Mount Morris on October 5, 2021.

Stephen Baker loved people, one of the speakers at his memorial Thursday afternoon said. The number of family members, friends, co-coaches and co-workers who gathered on the soccer field at Warsaw Village Park showed that the feeling was mutual.

“The purpose of this gathering is to cherish his memory, grieve his absence and celebrate his legacy,” said the Rev. Ryan Rovito as the memorial began. “May we find comfort from family and friends, encouragement from the memories of Steve’s life and hope in the eternal God — who holds us, cares for
us and provides us his grace and peace.”

Moments earlier, Rovito had led the Baker family to its seats in the first row. The stage he and others spoke from was adorned with a wreath and a few bouquets of flowers, each of which bore a ribbon that said “Daddy,” “Loving Husband,” “Loving Son,” “Brother,” “Brother-in-Law,” “Uncle” or “Nephew.”

Stephen Baker. 41, passed away Oct. 5 in a car crash in Mount Morris. He was a graduate of Genesee Community College who earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Roberts Wesleyan College and his master’s degree in reading literacy from Buffalo State College.

He was an elementary school teacher at Warsaw Central School for 19 years and was a major part of the athletic program, recently serving as the junior varsity volleyball coach. Baker also served as the varsity basketball coach and coached the junior varsity and modified basketball teams. He had also coached the modified baseball team. Baker also ran the youth basketball program at the school.

Thursday, October 14, 2021


Oldest So Far to Make the Trip:
After many episodes of being in space, Wm. Shatner finally gets there in 2021

Photo Courtesy Daily Beast
Star Trek star William Shatner was launched to the edge of space on Wednesday, becoming the oldest person to make the voyage. Just before 11 a.m ET Wednesday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ aerospace company, Blue Origin, rocketed the 90-year-old sci-fi actor in a capsule from a launchpad in Van Horn, Texas, for the roughly 10-minute milestone trip.

Blue Origin’s New Shepard vehicle blasted Shatner and three other passengers into the western skies of Texas to an altitude of roughly 63 miles, permitting them to revel in about four minutes of weightlessness in microgravity. Ahead of the trip Wednesday, Shatner said during a Today show interview that he was eager to witness the “miracle of our Earth” from an otherworldly vantage point.

“I’m going to see the vastness of space and the extraordinary miracle of our Earth and how fragile it is compared to the forces at work in the universe—that’s really what I’m looking for.” The space jaunt Wednesday comes after the trip—originally scheduled for Tuesday—was delayed amid predictions about dangerously high wind gusts, according to the National Weather Service. Welcome back Captain Kirk!

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Route 77 to honor Pembroke war hero:
Governor signs bill to honor Pembroke Vietnam War hero Clarence 'C.Jay' Hall

Clarence CJ Hall
An area soldier who died in the Vietnam War has received a long-sought honor. Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation Friday renaming a portion of Route 77 the “Specialist Four (SP4) Clarence ‘C. Jay’ Hall Memorial Highway.” The road will carry Hall’s name from the Pembroke Town Park to Indian Falls Road.

Hall, 20, was a Pembroke native. He was serving as an Army rifleman with the 1st Infantry Division in Binh Duong, South Vietnam. He was mortally wounded on Oct. 7, 1969 in combat. Hall earned numerous awards for his bravery and sacrifice, including a Silver Star — the nation’s third-highest award for valor. He also received the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Star, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, and Combat Infantryman Badge.

A formal presentation and renaming ceremony is being planned for a later date. State Sen. Ed Rath, R-Amherst and Assemblyman Steve Hawley were among those who worked to have the stretch of highway renamed.

“I am proud that Gov. Hochul signed this legislation into law,” Rath said in a news release. “It is especially significant for me, as S6105 was my first piece of legislation to pass the senate.

“The story of Specialist Four Hall’s bravery and courage is truly awe inspiring and his sacrifice should never be forgotten,” he continued. “Thank you to everyone involved for sharing his story with me. I am honored to have had a role in bringing this proposal to reality and look forward to driving down ‘Specialist Four (SP4) Clarence ‘C. Jay’ Hall Memorial Highway’ in the future.”

Hawley said as a veteran and representative, it humbles him whenever there is an opportunity to honor those who served.
“There’s no time more solemn than when we are memorializing and giving thanks for the heroic and ultimate sacrifice of a soldier in combat, like Specialist Four Clarence 'C. Jay' Hall,” Hawley said. 

“May God bless him and his family. We are all freer today because of his service.... I am so proud to have worked with Sen. Rath to get this bill enacted into law, and I would also like to thank all of the veterans groups, Pembroke High School and Mr. Matt Moscato’s class, and all the members of the community who helped to support this initiative,” Hawley continued. “I look forward to marking the official occasion with you all at an upcoming dedication ceremony.”

The bill was delivered to Hochul on Sept. 28. It had passed the state Senate and Assembly on May 25 and June 8 respectively.

Well Liked Warsaw teacher killed in Mount Morris multi-vehicle crash

Mr. Baker
State Police identified Stephen L. Baker, 41, of the village of Wyoming, as the victim in a fatal, 3-vehicle accident on Oct. 5th in the town of Mount Morris. At around 6 p.m. a vehicle traveling southbound on Route 36 completed a left turn while a pickup truck directly behind the southbound vehicle was struck from behind by another pickup truck towing a flatbed carrying a car. After striking the first pickup from behind, the second pickup truck with the flatbed traveled into the opposite lane of traffic and struck Baker's oncoming, northbound vehicle. 

Baker was pronounced dead at the scene and a young child passenger in Baker’s vehicle was transported to Strong Hospital with minor injuries, State troopers said. The driver of the first pickup had no injuries while the driver of the second pickup had minor injuries and was taken to Noyes Hospital and released.

Warsaw Superintendent Matt Wilkins described Baker as “a vital and important member of the Warsaw school community” and said the entire Baker family would be in the thoughts and prayers of district staff. “This is a very difficult time for our students, faculty and staff. Our grief teams are readily available for any student, staff or faculty member who may need support,” continued Wilkins. “If a parent or guardian has any concerns regarding your child’s reaction to this loss, please contact your child’s teacher or principal.”

Warsaw Athletic Director Ed Stores Jr. said: “Simply put, everybody loved Mr. Baker. He was a good friend, a great teacher and one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. Our school community has suffered a tremendous loss.”

Click HERE to access the GoFundMe to memorialize Baker with a scholarship fund.

Calling hours are today, Oct. 13th, from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw. Baker’s memorial service is Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. at the Warsaw Village Park.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

This Friday 15 October 2021:
Wyoming County sets COVID vaccination clinic

Registration is open for a community vaccination clinic on Friday. The clinic is set for 9 a.m. to noon at the Wyoming County Health Department on Mungers Mill Road. The clinic is open for Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, or booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Only for those who have received two doses of Pfizer more than six months ago are eligible for the booster.

The J&J vaccine is for anybody at least 18 years old. The Pfizer vaccine is for anybody at least 12 years old. Children less than 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian that can provide consent. It’s asked that people bring identification and proof of insurance.

At this time and in accordance with CDC guidance, the following groups of New Yorkers are recommended to receive their COVID-19 booster vaccine dose: 
■ New Yorkers 65 years and older or residents in long-term care settings, 
■ New Yorkers 50 to 64 years old with underlying medical conditions. Two other groups may receive doses including: 
■ New Yorkers 18 to 49 years old with underlying medical conditions, based on their individual benefits 
■ New Yorkers 18 to 64 years old who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting, based on their individual benefits and risks.
The Batavia Daily News Reports:
Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show attracts large crowds

More than 10,000 people came through Perry during the first two days of the Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show. Normally held in Letchworth State Park, this year’s event took place at Perry Village Park. Shuttle buses ran from locations on North Center Street, North Main Street, and South Main Street to the park.

Executive Director Jackie Swaby of the Arts Council for Wyoming County said the show included slightly more than 220 artisan vendors — about 100 less than it normally has.

“That was deliberate to cut the numbers down because although we do have the capacity to have just as many artisans here as we had in Letchworth Park, we wanted to ensure we had adequate spacing if we needed to shift someone to a different spot,” she said. “If there were water issues or anything — we wanted to be safe. Also because of COVID, we wanted to ensure we would have enough spacing in between booths. Just be mindful of all those extra needed precautions.”

The kid’s zone was expanded this year, although some cancellations caused it to be slightly different than planned. Swaby said it was nice to have new partners. She said a lot of the new artisans are thrilled. One artist ran into the artist registration building on Sunday to say they had to go home — they made so much money and totally sold out of their inventory, Swaby said. Another said this is the first time they made so much money in their life.

Patti Hill of Honeoye said this was the first time she’s been to the Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show. She heard about it because it was the first time it was in Perry Village Park. “I’ve been enjoying it. I found something the minute I walked in,” she said, holding up a brown paper bag.

The Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show this year was made possible thanks to the collaboration between the Arts Council for Wyoming County, Perry Village Board, Perry Rotary Club, Perry Fire Department and Wyoming County. The welcome tent, which is also new this year, showed the partnership. It was manned by Arts Council, Perry Rotary and Perry Fire Department volunteers. It was a tent for anyone who had logistical and Arts Council questions. They were also selling Arts Council for Wyoming County merchandise.

Jackie Billings, Perry trustee and community liaison, said the ACWC approached the village board after learning they wouldn’t be allowed to host the show at Letchworth State Park this year. “They needed to have the show because it’s their largest source of revenue for operating their programming,” she said. “So they lost a year due to COVID, and they couldn’t afford to lose another year.”

The Perry Rotary Club and Perry Fire Department were then asked to join forces to support the Arts Council moving to the new venue. These two organizations replaced the state park in managing the food vendors, parking and shuttle system. Billings said it’s a beautiful example of multiple organizations coming together to bring a fantastic event to the community. There were 300 volunteers working the weekend to make sure the Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show went without a hitch.

“We want to acknowledge them for giving up an entire holiday weekend to support the Arts Council, Perry Fire Department and Perry Rotary Club,” Swaby said. “Proceeds from the event will go to support all three community organizations.”

As The Daily News was talking to Billings, four women from Batavia approached her to say they thought the craft show was very well organized. They enjoyed it being in the park and would come back to the venue again.

Letchworth State Park declined to host the show this year due to crowding concerns. No official decisions have been made if the craft show will come back to Perry next year.

Monday, October 11, 2021

'Here Come the Holidays ...
There Goes My Sanity' ...
and then there's shopping!

HALLOWEEN * October 31st

ALL SAINTS DAY * November 1st

ROTARY SHOW * Nov. 8 and 9, Nov. 12 at Perry CHS

THANKSGIVING * Traditional First Thanksgiving: 1621

CHRISTMAS CONCERT * Dec. 13, 7pm, Covington St.

CHRISTMAS EVE * Dec. 24  Candlelight 7pm, Covington St.

CHRISTMAS DAY * Family Day--First Day of Christmas

NEW YEAR'S EVE * Watch Night (Old Christian Tradition)

NEW YEAR'S DAY 2022 * January 1st

THREE KINGS DAY * 12th Day of Christmas 
(Christmas Season Ends with Epiphany Jan. 6th)
Letchworth Arts & Craft Show:
A First for Perry Village Park
    Jayme Qutermous,/Daily News

  Jayme Qutermous, Daily News

  Jayme Qutermous, Daily News

  Jayme Qutermous, Daily News

Today, Columbus Day, is the last day of the Letchworth Arts & Craft Show sponsored by the Arts Council of Wyoming County. The event begins at 10 am and concludes at 4 pm in its new location at the Perry Village Park. Parking lots at the entrances to the village on North Center Street (RT 246), North Main Street (RT 39), and South Main Street (Rt 39) must be used because there is no parking at the Park. Shuttle buses will transport you and many more have been added for the closing days of the show. There is a $10 parking fee, which also gives access to the shuttle service from those lots to the Village Park. Masks are required on the shuttle.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Weekend Bulletins
  • COVID-19 Update: Active coronavirus cases rise in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties; decrease in LivingstonMore than 500 cases in three-county area.

  • ALBANY — The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is warning state residents of a text message phishing scheme.  Phishing texts are fraudulent messages designed to obtain data or sensitive personal information to be used to commit identity theft or trick the recipient into installing malicious software onto a computer or mobile device. Examples of the text messages can be found at https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/phishing-examples.

  • ALBANY — SUNY enrollment hits historic lows — State University of New York officials will increase alternative schedules and course offerings for adult students as one of the nation’s largest university systems faces historic enrollment decline exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. SUNY’s total enrollment is down 4.7%, or 18,600 students across its 64 campuses in one year from fall 2020, according to preliminary fall 2021 enrollment numbers. SUNY has 92,386 fewer students than it did 10 years ago — a downward change of 19.7%.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Shuttle Busses to Transport All to Perry Park:
ACWC outlines safety, parking procedures for Letchworth Arts
& Crafts Show this weekend
    By BRIAN QUINN - bquinn@batavianews.com
Those who attend this weekend’s Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show & Sale can expect a “funtastic” time, the Arts Council for Wyoming County (ACWC) says, but they need to keep some safety and parking procedures in mind. The event takes place Saturday through Monday at Perry Village Park.

“With COVID-19 as a continued concern, ACWC will be prioritizing providing the highest level of safety for both artisans and attendees with safety procedures that will reflect current CDC guidelines,” the ACWC said today. “With these concerns in mind, masks will be required for all guests on shuttles to and from the park and are recommended for all guests throughout the event; social distancing protocols will be observed and no pets will be allowed in the park during the show.”

Attendees should come prepared to pay a $10 parking fee which will cover the shuttle ride to and from the event venue.

There is no public parking at the park. Customer and additional parking will be at parking lots at the entrances to the village on North Center Street (Route 246), North Main Street (Route 39), and South Main Street (Route 39). There will be a shuttle service from those lots to the Village Park.
9-11 October 2021 (Saturday-Monday)
SilverLakeDailyNewsletter will Not be Published this weekend from Saturday through Monday

Publication of the SilverLakeDailyNewsletter.com will resume on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Call it a "vacation" or just time for packing and moving. I already look forward to my return to the news of Silver Lake and Wyoming County.
Looking for Your Comments & Photos:
Attending Arts & Crafts in Perry Park? Intentionally Staying Home or Going Elsewhere? Let Us Hear All About It

We're not kidding. We want to know all about it by way of your personal experience of it as it takes place this weekend in the Village Park. What excited you about it or what was less than exciting? Did it affect your ability to get around the village for the weekend? Well planned in your opinion? What would you change?

Our regular volunteers are are not available for this weekend, which is why we are putting a call out for photos of the total event or of individual displays or even the food! Comments may be left in our Comment Section or by email which will be published unless you specify. Email your photos to
gfranklin.silverlake@gmail.com. Give a contact number or email in case we have any questions. Thanks for helping us out.

Prayers Requested
Mark Harris, a well-loved member of the Silver Lake Experience (SLE) family and the former Worship Committee (now Spiritual Life), went to be with his Savior late yesterday, October 7, 2021. He passed due to complications from Covid following a heroic effort to overcome it. Those who love him ask for your prayers for his wife, children, parents, and others who are left to mourn his loss. Mark was a Hospice Chaplain and beloved student of Kathy Schaefer during his high school years. She also kept up with his advancing life, inviting him into the SLE family which he grew to love and serve as chaplain and Sunday preacher. He will be sorely missed.